Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Wednesday, May 7, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) Tower Controllers to Blame for Fatal California Helicopter Crash, Judge Rules
Link to story in the Los Angeles Times:,0,3483774.story

2) Consumers Unhappy with American Airlines’ PR
Link to story on Seeking Alpha:

3) Presidential Candidate McCain’s Greeting at Aspen Airport May be Pulled During Race
Link to AP story:


4) EU’s Sat-Nav Pioneer Calls Home
Giove-B, a test satellite for Europe's Galileo system, has sent its first navigation signals back to Earth.
Link to BBC News story:


5) US Coast Guard Checks Navigational Aids to Insure Mariners’ Safety
Link to story and video report on WCSH-TV:


6) May Issue of Florida DOT’s SunGuide Disseminator Online
Link to newsletter:


7) Pay by Cell Test Running in Chicago
Link to story in Parking Today:,%202008,%20pages%201-22.pdf (page 14)


8) Guides Get Riders On Board
Ambassadors take fear out of public transit in South Placer County, California.
Link to story in the Lincoln News Messenger:
Link to additional information on Transit Ambassador program:


9) American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association Hands Out Marketing Awards
Link to story in Progressive Railroading:


10) The Debate Over Digital Billboards: Can New Technology Inform Drivers Without Distracting Them?Link to article from the ITE Journal:

11) US Government See Strong Demand for Border-Crossing Cards
Link to story in Washington Technology:

12) Silver Alert Helps Rescue Lost Seniors
Proposals in Congress would expand the successful missing persons program to all 50 states.
Link to story on Stateline:

13) High-Tech License-Plate Readers Help Cops, Worry Privacy Watchdogs
Link to CP story:


14) Airbiquity Link Highlights Ford's Telematics Strategy
Link to story in Automotive Engineering International:

15) Microsoft Moves Closer to Dominating Your Dashboard
Link to story on Wired:


16) Ontario Transit Agencies Commit to Better Service for Blind
Link to story in The Ottawa Citizen:
Link to news release from the Ontario Human Rights Commission:
Link to ‘Report on Public Transit Stop Announcements in Ontario’ from the OHRC:

17) Transport for London Triumphs at Webby Awards
TfL’s journey planner helped it win the People’s Choice award for best government site.
Link to story in The Times:
Link to Transport for London site:


18) ‘Smart Car’ Systems Could Help You Avoid Driving Nightmares
Link to story in the Orlando Sentinel:,0,7768969.story


19) A Super-Sensitive Vehicle Interior
Link to story in Automotive Engineering International:

News Releases
Southwest Airlines Takes Corporate Blogging to the Next Level
2) Delhi Metro and Citibank Launch Co-Branded Transit Credit Card
3) Navigation Devices and Systems Will Generate Global Revenues of $62 Billion by 2012
4) ARINC Wins Centralized Electrification and Traffic Control System for Amtrak's Northeast Corridor Operations
5) Red Alert System to Warn Ontarians – Alerts will be distributed to OnStar subscribers

Job Postings
- Senior Engineer – TransCore – New York City

Upcoming Events
Transportation Research Board 2008 Summer Conference – June 15-18 – Baltimore, Maryland

Today in Transportation History
1998 **10th anniversary** - Mercedes-Benz merged with Chrysler.


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